Michigan maple syrup is produced from Michigan's sugar maple trees that yield about 90,000 gallons of real maple syrup per year while adding nearly $2.5 million to Michigan’s economy.
According to the Michigan Maple Syrup Association there are approximately 500 commercial maple syrup farms in the state, with many more hobbyists and people who make their own syrup at home.
With help from the magic of Maple Tree Elves it takes about 40 gallons of maple sap to make one gallon of maple syrup. That statistic conservatively puts Michigan sap production at over three and a half million gallons for the season that runs from February through March of each year.
In our hometown of Fairview, Michigan, there are numerous commercial and non-commercial producers. It is only fitting that we have written a book about Michigan maple syrup and the Maple Tree Elves that bring us this delectable and natural sweetness.
Maple syrup is the end product of Maple Tree Elves boiling the sap of the sugar maple tree.
Stands of maple trees are known as a sugar bush and are abundant throughout parts of Michigan.
Sap collection takes place between February and April, with southern portions of the state collecting earlier than the northern reaches of both the Lower and Upper Peninsulas.
The rapid temperature changes that occur during a Michigan spring (known as the freeze thaw cycles) causes the sap to run within the sugar maple trees. It flows when the temperature rises above freezing and the sap is collected via taps, buckets and plastic tubing attached to the trees.
To turn sap into syrup, water is removed through a process of heating and evaporation until just the right amount of syrupy sugar content remains. The resulting syrup is then filtered, bottled and ready for your pancakes. Organic maple syrup is common and available throughout the State.
MAPLE TREE ELVES is book 19 in the Rhyme for Young Readers Series presented by QuickTurtle Books®. This book takes delight in the collecting and production of maple syrup products. It is an introduction to maple syrup that is educational and fun for a wide range of youngsters.
Partnering with small businesses to write custom books about their passion is part of what we do. Here at Books Make Booms we love maple syrup and would like to create a custom book for marketing your maple syrup farm. It can be a totally customized project or a conversion of Maple Tree Elves to fit your maple syrup farm. Converting Maple Tree Elves for your farm is currently being offered at no charge as an introduction of how a Books Make Booms book can help market your products across generations.
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